‘Miracle Babies’ Shown to Media

A 56 year-old woman, who claims to have given birth twice a year yesterday on more than one occasion, defended Archbishop Gilbert Deya‘s “miracle babies” mystery.

Mrs Eddah Odera who has given birth to 13 children in a span of five years, said since the birth of her fourth born, she has been conceiving without any sexual contact with her husband.

The children aged between five and two months old, play together at their house in Nairobi’s Komarock estate as they are monitored by two nannies paid by Deya Ministries.

Cuddling her two months old baby, the frail looking woman said she was carrying another one in her womb.

“I had reached menopause when we took one of our relatives to Deya’s office to be prayed for. It was then that I told I was carrying a baby in my womb,” she said.

The woman, who had a miscarriage 13 years before meeting Mrs Mary Deya, was told that the baby was a live in her womb.

“At my age, I thought this was a joke because a woman in menopause cannot conceive,” she added.

Two weeks later, she started feeling movements of a baby in her womb and gave birth to Daniel Wesonga on June 22, 1999.

The following year, she gave birth to three children with the first one being on May 26, September 2 and 23 December.

“I was shocked because after giving birth to John Okoth (second born), I felt some movements in my tummy two weeks later,” she added.

When she went to hospital, doctors told her that they could not see anything in the scanning report.

The pattern was the same with the following two children, forcing her to stop sexual contact with her husband, Mr Michael Odera.

However, in January 10, 2001 the woman gave birth to a bouncing baby boy whom he named Simon Siaw.

Seven months later, Rachel Achieng was born, followed by Paul Ochieng on December 20.

In 2002, the Odera’s had two more children (baby girls) with one born on March 15 and the other on September 22.

This year, she has given birth to two children and another one is due before the end of the year.

All the children born at Mama Lucy clinics in Nairobi’s Eastlands area are said to be having no health complications.

The Odera’s were reacting to a story in yesterday’s paper on UK police investigating Deya’s “miracle babies” saga.


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The East African Standard, Kenya
Aug. 16, 2004
Evelyn Kwamboka
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